Well, yesterday went pretty much like everybody thought it would and here we sit, still marooned in 6th place with eight points separating both teams above and below us.
However, now that we’ve come out the other side, although not gracefully, of a period which saw us play the likes of Tottenham and Manchester City twice we look to have a better run of fixtures going through March.
After the false start of the first of the month yesterday, we look to return to winning ways at the AMEX where we take on Brighton who currently sit 12th in the league.
Helped massively by the exploits of Glenn Murray recently, who has 12 goals in 28 games for the Seagulls this season (five in his last five), the south coast side could be going into this game confidently.
Unlike Arsenal, without much expectation on them coming into this Premier League season, following an uneasy start they have gone on to perform well and are currently six games without a loss (they have won four of those six games).
However, despite Brighton’s good run of form we are Arsenal and even though the past few weeks have been woeful this is a great oppurnity to pick up steam again.
This will be our first trip to the AMEX in the Premier League, however, we have been to the stadium twice before in recent F.A. Cup campaigns in 2013 and 2015. Thankfully those games saw us come out on top but the not as easily as you’d think.
Both games only saw us win by a single goal despite Brighton being a Championship side on each occasion as we won the games 3-2.
However, of all of the goalscorers from those games, just one remains in Mesut Ozil who netted in his comeback from that lengthy injury in the 2014/15 season. Other than him, we saw Tomas Rosicky leave the club a couple of years ago before Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud both parted ways with us in January.
However, now we head down south with an attack that should be looking to make an improvement from their last few showings.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may come into this one with a point to prove after missing that penalty against City last night, whereas Henrikh Mkhitaryan will look to rediscover the electric form when he first arrived at the club.
So hopefully, off the back of two defeats to the hands of Manchester City we’ll see a response this Sunday at the AMEX.